"A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line." Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This is such a beautiful time of year...flowers are making their appearance, the weather is warmer (some of the time, anyway) and people are starting to make plans for summer activities.  As you start thinking about what to do with your family this summer, consider storytelling as part of your plan.  Share family stories with your children and grandchildren:  they need to know who they are and about their connections.  I teach music at an elementary school and when I use songs from other countries, kids are always excited to tell me where their ancestry is from and how they are related to some of these cultures.  If you are in charge of a big event, consider hiring a professional storyteller as entertainment.  You will be amazed at how stories bridge age groups and create community.  Happy Spring!